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Southern Museum of Flight

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Address: 4343 N 73rd St, Birmingham, AL 35206-3642
Phone Number: 205 833 8226
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Tue - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Description: An aircraft hangar museum with exhibits of authentic old airplanes.

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Interesting Location, interesting museum

I did not have high hopes for this museum - but I was pleasantly surprised. They have some awesome helicopters, flight simulators (we kept crashing), aircraft carrier models (two... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Huntsville, Alabama
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Huntsville, Alabama
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I did not have high hopes for this museum - but I was pleasantly surprised. They have some awesome helicopters, flight simulators (we kept crashing), aircraft carrier models (two of them), and cut-away engine examples. It was in a strange location - but aside from that, this place is worth the visit. Admission was 7$ for adults.

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Lucedale, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Up and coming museum with lots of great airplanes, artwork of the Tuskegee Airmen, a Hall of Fame, and airplane motors to check out. Some displays are "in progress," but those that are complete are great with motion activated sound effects and info. Paid $7 per adult. Well worth the price!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

As a pilot I truly enjoyed the museum. It features civilian and military aircraft. Also provides some history on navigation instruments. There are some neat pictures and items from the SR-71 blackbird.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Really very unique and interesting museum! A must see for anyone interested in the history of aviation!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Such a rich and diverse flight museum! So much to see, and something of interest for everyone! History, mechanics, hands on, simulators and a cute play place for the littles! Worth every penny!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

It has very interesting exhibits for adults and children. Very friendly and hospitable staff. Not too big so kids and adults don't get bored with the length of a visit there.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This was a nice little museum. Admission prices were good. It's small, so a couple of hours would be enough to take a good look at everything. The exhibits and displays were great, and I loved the model aircraft carriers. There was also some emphasis on local aviation history, like the Tuskeegee Airmen, which was cool. It's very close to... More 

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Cheverly, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

They have dioramas that make the museum come to life. The price is reasonable and interesting. The room with experimental aircraft is very nice. I am a member of the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum and this one is more approachable. There is an area dedicated to the Tuskegee Airmen and the women who flew planes during WWII.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great recognition of the training and contributions of the all black flying squadrons to the success of WW II in Europe. Displays of the planes they flew to train and fly in Europe to escort bombers. Good collection of charcoal portraits in permanent collection and a current traveling exhibition of excellent paintings in tribute to African American pilots since the.... More 

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Hoover, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Been living in the greater Birmingham metro area for three years and never heard of it before. A friend suggested that my keep D's will have some good time there. The museum is located near the Birmingham airport, but hidden within residential buildings were you wouldn't be able to find it without a car navigation system. It is a small... More 

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Additional Information about Southern Museum of Flight

Address: Address: 4343 N 73rd St, Birmingham, AL 35206-3642
Phone Number: 205 833 8226
Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Birmingham
Open Hours:
Tuesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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